Kitesurfing Lessons Options and Prices
With ten years of teaching and kiteboarding experience I have built a keen understanding of the different skills needed and the obstacles students will overcome on their path to becoming a safe kiter. I have incorporated some of my own with many pre-existing drills and skill building exercises to streamline and simplify the learning process. Comfort in the water, athleticism, and available time to practice all affect how quickly a student will pick up and retain the skills needed to become a confident kite surfer. Kiteboarding in New England has many variables that are unique to this area and having a local instructor who is experienced with the intricacies of the New England ocean, weather, and beach rules is a must. I consider it my task to provide you with all the information and tools you need to safely start kitesurfing on your own.
Spending time with a trainer kite and watching instructional videos before your lesson greatly reduces the learning curve for getting on the water. A 4-line/de-power trainer kite is most similar to the real thing.
Getting signed up:
You can sign up through email or join one of our weekly ground lessons to get signed up in person.
Ground lessons are held every Sunday in the AM and evening. A Ground Lesson is prerequisite to all water lessons.
There are many factors that go into getting a great day of lessons such as wind, tides, and weather. To ensure you get a quality lesson we ask that you call/text or email with your name, the course that best suits your needs, and the days/times you are available. We will respond as soon as possible to set a final date and time. A $50 deposit is required to hold your reservation slot. It is payable on PayPal. If lessons are canceled due to wind or bad weather deposits will be refunded.
All open lesson slots will be posted on our Facebook Page. Open slots are available to any student who is signed up regardless of their appointment date.
Ground Skills - (~2 hrs)
Held Daily in AM and PM
Price: $100 per student (prerequisite for Kite Camp or Board Camp)
This course can be booked at any time regardless of wind and weather and is required to begin water lessons. In this class we will discuss all the safety measures and decision making required to have a safe and fun time on the water. We will learn how to choose a beach and proper weather conditions for kitesurfing. We will go over how to properly set up and inspect your gear, as well as how it all works. We will also go over the process of launching and landing a kite and the use of its safety systems.
You can follow up with a 3hr water lesson in the future for $350.
Kite Camp - (5hrs)
(maximum 2 students per instructor)
Price: $450 per student
This course includes the Ground Skills Course along with 3 hours in the water with a full size power kite. We will work on basic kite skills, learn how to get power and get moving in the water, how to stay under control while powered up, and learn basic safety skills. The majority of students will be able to proficiently fly a power kite on their own after this lesson.
Board Camp - ( 3hrs)
(maximum 2 students per instructor)
Price: $300 per student
*Kite Camp required
For students who have completed Kite Camp and are ready to start getting the board on their feet. We will work on board riding skills such as water starts, riding downwind, upwind riding, speed control, and transitions. The majority of students will be popping up and making short rides in both directions by the end of this lesson.
* Free 1hr private lesson for students who purchase gear to ensure a safe first session without an instructor.
The Boarding Pass- (Kite Camp (5hrs) + Board Camp (3hrs) + 3hr private lesson*)
Price: $1000 ($1450 value)
For those fully committed to becoming a kitesurfer, this is the way to go! This option includes the Kite Camp ($450), Board Camp ($300), and $250 credit towards the 2020 Eleveight RS Freeride Package as well as a 3hr Private Lesson ($450) once you have purchased your own gear! The Boarding Pass is completely transferable but is non-refundable. By the end of this course you should be ready to get out and ride on your own.
*This course is best suited for those who have a flexible schedule to make time available when the weather and wind are good.
*This course is best suited for students who are absolutely sure they have the time, desire, and $$ to follow through with kiteboarding. !WARNING!-Kitesurfing is highly addictive!
*3hr Private Lesson is taught on your own 12m Freeride Package.
Solo Kite Time (gear rental) - (3hrs)
(for past students only!)
*Kite Camp and Board Camp required
For students who have finished their lessons and are eager to get on the water and practice but are not ready to purchase gear. An affordable gear rental only available to students who have shown themselves to be self sufficient and responsible riders. Includes kite, bar, board, harness.
Custom Private Lessons:
Price: $150/hr (1 student per instructor) (Currently unavailable)
Unstructured water time to work on whichever skills you feel need help. This is a good option for students coming from other schools to complete their training, students who have completed their courses but would like some more time with an instructor before kiting on their own, and students looking to learn some more advanced skills like jumping and tricks.
Pre-Season Kite Camp Specials!
Complete Kite Packages (kite, bar, board) include FREE HARNESS and FREE PUMP
Active and retired military personnel, law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs, Nurses, and Teachers get $50 off of Kite Camp. (must have valid credentials)
Purchase the Eleveight RS Student Package get a free 1hr Private Lesson!
*Kite Camp and Board Camp Required
- Lessons begin/end as scheduled, students are encouraged to show up 15-20 minutes early to find parking,
get into wetsuit, set up gear, and maximize lesson time.
- Scheduling is dependent on weather and wind. Any lesson canceled due to weather will be made
up at next possible date
- Full tuition must be paid and all safety waivers must be signed before each lesson begins.
- Kite, Bar, board, and harness will be provided for lesson.
- Students are required to bring their own wetsuits (recommended), water footwear (required).
- All group discounts are reliant on students enrolling and taking course together.
- All gear rentals require deposit of $500 in case of damage.